Gopaldhara 'Moondrop' First-Flush SFTGFOP 2020

Regular price $9.00

Style: Black

Origin: Gopaldhara Estate, Darjeeling Region, India

Description: This Darjeeling Tea is an incredibly rare 2020 First-Flush that is also known as Moondrop. Located in the Mirik Valley in the Darjeeling tea-growing region of India, Gopaldhara Estate has been in operation since 1955. The tea garden has an average elevation of 6000ft, making it one of the highest in the area. This tea is a beautiful blend of frosty tea buds and lightly oxidized leaf - it almost resembles a white tea in appearance.

Tasting Notes: The aroma of fresh-plucked sweet grasses weave delicate floral notes throughout the cup. This bright freshness translates to the palate of the steep as well, which is full-mouthed in its clear, soft texture and flavour. The tea stays shy of a biting astringency, instead building to a pleasant copper linger along the sides of the tongue.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 90ºC water. steep 3 - 5 minutes.

Non-Organic / Harvested Spring 2020

China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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